Willows (Reception)

Welcome to Willows Class page!

Class teacher: Mrs Fairless


TAs: Mrs Sapsford, Miss Douglas, Mr Collett

Spring 1 - To Infinity and Beyond!

This half term, in Reception our topic will be, ‘To Infinity and Beyond!’ where we will learn about different modes of transport, travel and space. Some of the key things we will be learning about are: 

In art, we will be looking at, commenting on and drawing our own space pictures. We will also be using a variety of materials to make our own space colleges, and building rockets using junk modelling materials.

In DT, we will be exploring different fruits and vegetables and designing and cooking our own vegetable soup.

Literacy and RWInc 

In Literacy and phonics, we will be concentrating on reviewing our Set 1 special friend sounds. We will also be learning how to read and write longer words using our fred talk and fred fingers. In literacy, we will spend time engaging in stories, joining in with repeated phrases and actions and extending our conversations about stories, by learning and using new vocabulary. Our key text during our Talk for Writing sessions will be ‘The Three Little Pigs'. 


In Maths, we will be covering the following units; alive in 5 and growing 6, 7 and 8. This will include subitising, representing, composition, doubling, combining groups and conceptual subitising with numbers 0-8. We will also be exploring and comparing mass, capacity, length, time and height. 

Here is the key knowledge that the children will be learning this half term in the provision and class sessions:









Some statements will be repeated later in the year to consolidate and embed their learning, using the knowledge in different contexts. 

White Rose Maths

A yearly overview

Talk for Writing

The Three Little Pigs

Our Talk for Writing text this half term will be 'The Three Little Pigs. During our talk for writing session we will be sequencing and using pictures to tell the story. We will learn to retell our story using actions and with the support of our class story map. Finally, we will create our own stories using our phonics to write sentences.  

Home Learning

We believe that parents and schools should work in partnership to provide children with the best possible chance to achieve their potential. We will be posting 'wow' moments on Tapestry to share some of their learning  with you and we would encourage you to share their learning from home, on Tapestry,  too. 

Please try to...

Autumn 1 KIRFs Reception.pdf
Autumn 2 EYFS Kirfs.pdf
EYFS Spring 1 KIRFs.pdf
Spring 2 EYFS.pdf
Bewick Bridge KIRFS reception Summer 1.pdf

Meet the teacher presentation

Meet the teacher reception 2022_23.pdf


Please could you ensure your child brings in a water bottle to school everyday so that they stay hydrated.

PE kits should be brought into school on a Monday and go home on a Friday. Our usual PE day will be Wednesday with Mr Chips.

Bring in  waterproofs and wellies to school so that we can use the forest area and wild garden area frequently. These can be left at school throughout the term.